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Exhibition: Up to the Sky

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ALMEDA: Up to the Sky Exhibition
February 1 to 9, 2023
Great Hall, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Opening Reception: February 1, 7 pm

This exhibition features artwork from the perspective/experiences of the Black student body at OCAD University. With strong influence from the “Black is Beautiful” movement of the 80s; our exhibition focuses on the beauty of individual truths. Our truth is what we say to ourselves when our social mask is off. How does the world perceive our physical attributes such as hair, culture and how do we internalize those experiences?

Participating artists:
Osatohmwen Adeniyi
Razan Ali
Brandon Baghaee
Kayla Bullen
Nicole David
Uzoma Ekpunobi
Wuliyah Hankey
Nai Faguharson
Pixel Heller
Steve Williams Jr.
Shem Joslyn
Jade Kent-Brewster
Jamilah Lambert
Tegra Ndala
Stella Mohire Obedi
Chimemelie Okafor
Shamika Pierre
Liyah Vaiti

Poster made by @ahmeddkm

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